Department of Communication, Literature & Arts

An education from a major within the Department of Communications, Literature and Arts will lay a solid creative foundation for your future. Your studies at Mount Mercy will teach you to think independently and communicate your thoughts clearly, which are the most important foundational career skills. 

Special Talent Scholarships in art & design, music, theatre, and writing are available to both incoming  freshman and transfer students to Mount Mercy.

Majors & Minors


Communication | Journalism | Public Relations 
The program at Mount Mercy's communications programs focus on how people communicate as individuals, in society, and in the workplace.
Spanish | Environmental Justice


As an English major at Mount Mercy University, you will develop the skills that employers most value – the skills of writing, researching, speaking, and thinking.
Minors: Writing Creative Writing | Film Studies | Pre-Law

Art & Design

Art Art Education | Graphic Design
A highly professional course of instruction featuring a variety of visual and aesthetic approaches, Art & Design prepares students to meet contemporary challenges in the arts.


Music | Music Education
Mount Mercy's music major provides a comprehensive music background that ensures you will be grounded in all areas of music. You will learn the fundamentals of music theory, progress to the study of advanced harmony, and investigate formal structures and conceptual techniques.